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this year's holiday season. the sandy hook massacre, gun control debates, talks of the fiscal cliff and recession, death in the middle east and an american nation divided along political lines are some of the scars that will undoubtedly leave their mark on 2012. but here among the holiday cheer, at least for a short while, all is forgotten. >> we try to keep our minds off of such negative things and try and enjoy the holiday season with people that you care about. >> i think it came too fast, the holiday came too fast. with all the situations of what's happening around us, this is a great way to hang out with a whole bunch of dear friends. >> reporter: put simply, these are all just colorful lights accompanied with feel-good music. the sights and sounds might be common for many, but for others it's an escape that serves as a therapeutic distraction from the unfortunate realities that have bruised the american spirit. however, this time of year does offer certain healing that even young ones know about. >> merry christmas and happy new year. >> and you haven't had time to come out he
at sandy hook elementary. however, the uneasy tensions that many are feeling as a result of sandy hook may have contributed to the authorities being tipped off by the students. >> it may have helped, because there is a heightened awareness and sensitivity to it. >> reporter: back out live here, authorities say they have been in communication with this teen's parents. those parents, according to authorities, said that they did believe that their son actually had access to some weapons therefore making this threat that much more credible, guys. but no weapons, according to police, ever made it here on campus. so that's certainly some good news here. what is still a mystery tonight is what could have caused this teen to plan out such an attack. we'll find out in the days to come. ken molestina, 9 news. >>> now to the latest on the tragedy in newtown. today, the town buried two more little children. the first funeral was for 6 year-old james who was remembered for his love of sports and math. jessica loved horses and has been hoping for cowgirl boots and a hat for christmas. third grader luke
that celebrates, that enjoys violence lead to sandy hook? why are we so violent? >> one reason is we are not taught alternatives to violence, so people go through all our schools and never hear that there are other ways to solve conflicts without usin fists, guns, armies, bombs and nukes. so if you don't know how to do it, you can't do it. >> reporter: he has been teaching alternatives to violence for 30 years, mr. mccarthy. his students made this tribute video and posted it on youtube. he said you have to teach alternatives to violence early. >> if we took peace education seriously, every school beginning the first grade, second grade, third, right on through elementary, middle school, high school, college, would offer these courses as basic parts of our education system. >> like you start teaching math in the first grade. >> it's the same principle. if you taught peace education, maybe the boy would not be so interested in violent video games. >> or perhaps in expressing anger and frustration by murdering innocent children. anita? >> gary, thank you. residents in maryland, virginia
for a ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazines in the wake of the blooding shootings at sandy hook elementary school. >> to allow these type of guns that have no purpose other than to murder, slaughter innocent people and children is insane. >> reporter: chuck disagrees, fearing the slippery slope toward a more comprehensive gun ban. >> what's after that, semiautomatic handguns. >> reporter: the chief firearms instructor, he says despite the tragedy at sandy hook elementary, he remains adamantly opposed to an assault weapons ban. >> i disagree with that. >> reporter: saying law-abiding americans should be allowed to carry virtually any gun they please. >> why do we have to limit or restrict the sale of so-called assault rifle or semiautomatic rifles. >> reporter: today's debate on the streets of falls church was also heard in the washington studios of the major television networks. >> i'll look at all the proposals. >> reporter: where virginia senator mark western, a resent -- >> simply saying existing gun laws are enough, the status quo is acceptable just didn't pass my gut check
themselves. a spokesman wrote, verizon's network performed well during and after sandy as backup power seamlessly kicked in including arlington. but that most recent performance stle assurance for an uneasy congressman who believes lives are in jeopardy. >> this is all about protecting the public. >> the s.e.c. has been looking into verizon's performance. a spokesman said what happened to 911 service was unacceptable. we will soon release the findings of our inquiry into what occurred along with the next steps. we will keep a close eye on this and let you know what happens. tweet me at ken at >>> president obama and speaker john boehner talk on the phone tonight for the first time in a week but they ended their conversation with no break in the deadlock over how to avoid the rapidly approaching fiscal cliff. the president's secretary said the administration is absolutely 3r-7d to go over the cliff if republicans don't agree to tax rate increases. speaker boehner says it is now up to the president to spell out a plan that will pass. the president told business leaders that en
know him. he's the gunman who shot his own mom and then killed 26 people at sandy hack elementary before he killed himself. officials in newtown, many time, say, please, we appreciate it, but stop sending us gifts. workers just can't keep up with all the packages that are still coming in. instead, people what want to offer condolences are asked to help folks in their own community. >>> you feel like hitting the slots? now you can do it 24/7. starting today you can gamble around the clock at the maryland live casino in hanover. voters approved the move last month. the casino president thinks, hey this is great. every night they typically have to ask hundreds of guests to leave at closing time. vas now, there is no closing time. but some people do worry that unlimited hours could give gamblers unlimited opportunity to lose their money. >>> don't go anywhere. find out which story you told us you wanted to see. plus, an 80-year-old man on a quest for love. find out how he's letting the world know that he wants a wife. >>> and i hope you weren't hungry tonight. you won't be wanting tha
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